Topic 1 Introduction

How do I know if an intervention is evidence based?

Do not reinvent the wheel!

  • Consider the existing research evidence to identify what has already been done and what worked when thinking about how to tackle a social, emotional or behavioural issue in the classroom

They work!

  • Evidence-based interventions have been designed, implemented & evaluated by researchers & have been shown to be effective & helpful to the target population

What have other schools done?

  • Learning about promising approaches that other people have implemented at their schools (or educational settings) and familiarising with policies and tools requires time & resources but it is worthwhile